How Long Does Tramadol Stay In Your Urine?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on April 30, 2021

Tramadol is an opioid prescription drug used to treat chronic pain which is detectable in the urine for up to four days after first use. Urine tests detect tramadol by its metabolites and may be used for people who struggle with drug abuse.

How Long Can Tramadol Be Detected In Your Urine?

Tramadol can be detected in urine tests up to four days after initial use.

Tramadol is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for moderate or moderately severe acute pain and chronic pain.

It is the active ingredient in brand name drugs known as Ultram, ConZip, FusePaq Synapryn, Rybix ODT, and Ryzolt.

Tramadol is not always detected on all urine or standard drug tests, but it can be detected in some advanced drug screenings.

Detecting Tramadol In Urine

On average, tramadol can be detected in your urine up to four days after the last use.

What Factors Can Affect Tramadol Detection Time In Urine?

Many factors can contribute to how long tramadol stays in the system. The elimination of tramadol begins in the liver where, as a result of specific enzymatic processes, at least 23 metabolites are created.

Tramadol and its metabolites are mainly excreted through the kidneys. The mean elimination half-life is about 6 hours.

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Tramadol’s half-life shows the amount of time it takes a person’s system to eliminate half of the serum concentration of the substance.

Factors that can affect how long tramadol stays in the system include:

  • age
  • weight
  • hydration level
  • metabolism

The prescribed dose, taking a higher dose, or the length of time after taking tramadol will also impact how long traces of the drug can be detected in the body.

Finding Tramadol Detox And Addiction Treatment

If you are concerned about tramadol showing up on a drug test, it may help to explore treatment options for drug abuse or addiction.

Call our helpline today to learn more about substance abuse and detox treatment options.

We can help find treatment programs for tramadol abuse or opioid addiction for yourself or a loved one.

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